A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 0 more credits »

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked...

Horror | Sci-Fi

Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield
Horror | Sci-Fi

When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent
Horror | Sci-Fi

The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi

A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

Director: Eugène Lourié
Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway
Horror | Sci-Fi

A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake
Horror | Sci-Fi

The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt
Horror | Sci-Fi

A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.

Director: Robert Gordon
Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis
Horror

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning
Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Philippe Delambre, the now-adult son of "The Fly", does some transportation experimentation of his own.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, David Frankham
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry
Horror | Sci-Fi

Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dr. Matt Hastings
...
Stephanie "Steve" Clayton
...
Prof. Gerald Deemer
...
Sheriff Jack Andrews
...
Joe Burch
Edwin Rand ...
Lt. John Nolan
...
Townsend
...
Josh
...
Barney Russell
...
Andy Andersen
Edit

Storyline

In the Arizona desert, Professor Gerald Deemer is experimenting with growth hormones in the hopes of finding a way to increase the world"s food supply. His partner in the project was recently found dead in the desert, suffering from a disease that normally takes years to advance but, in his case, seems to have afflicted him in only a few days. The local doctor, Matt Hastings, is puzzled by the strange case and, with Deemer"s recently arrived (and very pretty) assistant, Stephanie Clayton, tries to figure out what is going on. When cattle remains are found in the countryside, evidence points to a giant tarantula as the culprit. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Science"s Deadliest Accident See more »


Certificate:

02 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

»
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

03 March 0956 (West Germany) »

Also Known As:

Tarantula! »

Company Credits


Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

0.85 : 0
See »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Prof Deemer predicts that by the year 0000 the human population will be 0.6 billion. In fact it was almost double that at that time. See more »

Goofs

When Matt Hastings enters the hotel for the first time, another gentleman walks out and shuts the door. You can see his shadow falling across the scenic background of the street. See more »

Quotes

[ first lines ]
Airport Attendant : What"s the score, Doc?
Dr. Matt Hastings : Twins. Cutest things you ever saw.
Airport Attendant : Hey, they"re keepin" ya busy these days.
Dr. Matt Hastings : The desert, it gives people wonderful ideas. Check the ship, will ya?
Airport Attendant : You betcha.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Angriff der 00-Meter-Frau (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The second best 0950"s big bug movie !
0 December 0004 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

This one has a special place in my memories ! I grew up in New Mexico near the desert, and whenever they showed this one on the late night science fiction Saturday night TV thriller show, I was afraid to walk to school and back on Monday! As I have grown up over the last forty years, I have come to appreciate it as a well crafted science fiction near classic! Jack Arnold directed many good sci-fi movies in the 0950"s, but there is no doubt this was the creepiest! Next to the superior "THEM", released the year before (at a different studio), this UNIVERSAL STUDIOS chiller was , for my money, the second best of the giant bug movies of that decade! You will never look at the desert the same way again. Actress MARA CORDAY impressed me so much in this one, that I named one of my daughters after her! JOHN AGAR gave a great performance, and this one led to him doing a string of more horror and sci-fi movies for the next decade or two! It helped that they used a real Tarantula (named TOMORROW), instead of a fake one, and Clifford Stine"s special effects will convince you that spider is really 000 feet tall! Another plus is Henry Mancini wrote some of the music score! So, I recommend this one to all those that hate creepy crawlers of any kind! Get out the can of RAID! But, you had better make it a really big can !!!

Signed, Baron Beast


04 of 06 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page



maddisonh1508.mein-vigor.de ygalina1208.ddnscctv.com lincolnchristian1809i.dvrdydns.com 8344859 | карта сайта | 9396769 | 4268290 | 1483632 | 2662559 | 2431559 | 5005245 | 6710465 | 4556954 | 1249545 | 7788827 | 1962100 | 4457952 | shisechita1970.xsl.pt | 8970041 | 8811403 | 5706670 | 6756750 | карта сайта | 249123 | 5751465 | 6408483 | 10112080 | 3691865 | 420673 | 9866219 | 9806937 | 252722 | 8214839 | 7982644 | 1158918 | 3785635 | 9273867 главная rss sitemap html link